ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

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SALT LAKE CITY — Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

1. Rescue of demolition derby official 'something completely amazing,' woman behind the camera says

A large group of spectators at a Wasatch County demolition derby jumped into action when a worker was injured Friday night. The incident happened around 9 p.m. Friday. Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jared Rigby said two cars collided, sending one onto the top of a concrete barrier on the perimeter of the ring. Another vehicle then hit the car, causing the concrete barrier to fall over onto a nearby official.

2. Wildfire updates: Merging wildfires threaten small Utah town

Two major wildfires burning along the Utah-Nevada border in Box Elder County have burned together to form a single 100,000-acre blaze, fire officials say. Nevada's China Jim Fire and the Goose Creek Fire combined Sunday evening, forming a single fire measuring roughly 156 square miles and is threatening houses in nearby Grouse Creek, Box Elder County.

3. Teen was gunman in fatal drive-by shooting, police say

Detectives believe a 16-year-old boy was the actual gunman in a fatal drive-by shooting earlier this month, according to Unified police. Euziel De La Torre, 20, of West Jordan, was arrested for investigation of murder and seven counts of shooting at another person. The 16-year-old was booked for investigation of murder into juvenile detention but could later be certified to stand trial as an adult once formal charges are filed.

4. 35K fill LoveLoud's second annual festival to support LGBT youth

Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds, kicking off the second annual LoveLoud music festival on Saturday, said ultimately he looks forward to the day LoveLoud doesn't have to exist. But for now, the LoveLoud festival, meant to provide a space of love and acceptance for LGBT youth, will continue year to year — until it's no longer necessary, Reynolds said.

5. Woman 'inherits' responsibility of finding home for 4,000 antique dolls

Thousands of antique dolls that are part of a shuttered museum collection are in search of a new home. Nancy Bentley said the roughly 4,000 dolls of the Laura McCurdy Clark collection have been mothballed for well over a decade in the old carriage house in Provo that once served as their museum space.

While many of the dolls capture “life and love,” Bentley admits some exude their share of creepiness.


1. CFB Preview: Utah opens 2018 season a Pac-12 contender

Washington was voted the preseason favorite by league media, and Southern California holds the favorite tag in the South. But everyone is taking notice of the Utes, who received their most first-place votes at the conference's annual media day Wednesday since joining the league in 2011.

Now they just have to go out and live up to those expectations.

2. Balanced Team Fredette downs Ohio State alums 100-78 for TBT semifinal berth

After dropping 41 points with five assists in Friday’s Super 16 win, former BYU star Jimmer Fredette scored an efficient 28 points with six assists to lead Team Fredette to a 100-78 win over Scarlet & Gray in quarterfinals Sunday of the $2 million, winner-take-all The Basketball Tournament at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

3. Real Salt Lake earns rare road point with 0-0 draw at San Jose

Salt Lake earned its fifth road point of the Major League Soccer season Saturday night, playing to a 0-0 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes.

4. Sky View all-around athlete Mason Falslev commits to Utah basketball

Sky View football and basketball standout Mason Falslev has committed to Larry Krystkowiak and the University of Utah, he announced Saturday via Twitter.

5. Former BYU pitcher Jack Morris joins Thome, 4 others in Baseball Hall of Fame

Morris, the five-time all-star who played at BYU in 1975-76 before being drafted No. 5 overall by the Detroit Tigers, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday in a group that also included Atlanta's Chipper Jones, Detroit's Alan Trammell, Montreal's Vladimir Guerrero, San Diego's Trevor Hoffman and legendary Cleveland Indians star Jim Thome.

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Jordan Ormond is a deputy news director at KSL.com. She joined KSL.com in 2007 as a web producer and spent many years selecting, writing and editing news stories particularly important to Utah readers. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in broadcast journalism.


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